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Alberto Contador says team must attack

Updated: July 18, 2011, 12:18 PM ET
Associated Press

PIOULENC, France -- Alberto Contador knows he is running out of time, and stages, to close the gap on his Tour de France rivals.

The Spaniard's bid for a fourth Tour title has yet to get going as the race enters its final week, a combination of bad luck and a nagging knee injury conspiring to make it difficult for him to launch his trademark attacks in the mountains.

"This is probably the hardest Tour I've done. I have lost a lot of strength since the beginning," Contador said ...

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